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01/07/22

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COVID-19: New HCPCS Code for Remdesivir Antiviral Medication

COVID-19: New HCPCS Code for Remdesivir Antiviral Medication

Following the recent statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel regarding therapies for the COVID-19 Omicron variant, CMS created HCPCS code J0248 for VEKLURY(tm) (remdesivir) antiviral medication when administered in an outpatient setting. This code is available for use by all payers and is effective for dates of service on or after December 23, 2021:
  • Long descriptor: Injection, remdesivir, 1 mg
  • Short descriptor: Inj, remdesivir, 1 mg
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) determine Medicare coverage when there is no national coverage determination, including in cases when providers use FDA-approved drugs for indications other than what is on the approved label. The MACs consider the major drug compendia, authoritative medical literature and accepted standards of medical practice to determine medical necessity when considering coverage. Therefore, the MACs will determine Medicare coverage for HCPCS code J0248 for VEKLURY(tm) (remdesivir) administered in an outpatient setting.

Your MAC will share coverage and claims processing information for J0248. Contact your MAC  if you have questions about coverage.
Medicare Changes You Need to Know for 2022

Medicare Changes You Need to Know for 2022

 The PHN is pleased to once again partner with the experts at Crossroads Health Resources to provide an education webinar on the 2022 Medicare Updates for coding and billing.  This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will have 3.0 hours of AAPC continuing education credit available pending approval.  Presenters Brenda Edwards, Lisa Zenger and Gail Dunkle will cover the 2022 additions, revisions and deletions in CPT® , ICD-10-CM codes and official guidelines, as well as RHC changes and facility coding impacts.  Target audience is all who work with coding and billing including providers, clinical staff, coders, billers, administrators and managers.  The registration fee will be per facility (not per participant), $70 for PHN members/$90 for non-PHN members and limited to one connection per facility registration.  Use the link above to complete and submit online registration for your facility. You will be invoiced separately. NOTE: The person registering will serve as the main point of contact for program communications and materials. Registrations accepted until Thursday, January 13, 2022. Registrations following this date will be assessed a $10 late fee. Cancellations will be accepted until 2 days prior to the webinar without assessment of registration fee.
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Take the Next Step in Leadership - Apply for an Elected Volunteer Position with AHIMA

AHIMA is looking for strategic, innovative, dedicated members to be considered for one of our five elected roles in 2023. View the opportunities for the AHIMA President/Chair-elect, Board of Directors, CEE members, CCHIIM Commissioners, and Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates on the AHIMA websiteThe online application will be available in mid-January. Please contact profession.governance@ahima.org with any questions and to indicate your interest in applying. The application link will be sent to you once it is available.
KHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting


KHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting

After much thought and consideration, the Annual KHIMA Meeting will be held virtually in April. While we are all anxious to meet in person again, the current numbers of Covid positive people in the state indicate it may not be time to meet in person just yet. However, we are excited to announce we will be holding a meeting at the Salina Hilton Garden Inn on September 30, 2022. This will be an IN-PERSON meeting. Stay tuned for more information.
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